But the Lord never intended it to be that way. He wants us to abound in all things! In fact—the Bible indicates that among other things, we can abound in grace, in good works, in love, in knowledge, in judgment, in faith, and in fruit. But how can that be?
Our abounding is based on hope—hope in our all-powerful God. We are motivated by the knowledge that while we are weak and frail, there is nothing too big or too hard for God. There is no testing or trial that can overrun God’s grace. That is why James says we are to be joyful in the midst of trials. Christ is the great Shepherd Who will lead us through every dark valley.
We do not want our students to merely survive—we want them to know how to abound! We want them to have a first-rate education, but more importantly, we want them to be rightly related to their Creator. Priorities must be considered. Sacrifices may be necessary. But the relationship with Jesus Christ is of utmost value and must be protected. Nothing in life is more important! And with that right relationship comes abundance of life. Pray that we may effectively communicate this truth to our students through our words and through our lives.